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San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Nuggets does not feature Rudy Gay

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 18: Rudy Gay #22 of the San Antonio Spurs smiles during the game against the LA Clippers on December 18, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 18: Rudy Gay #22 of the San Antonio Spurs smiles during the game against the LA Clippers on December 18, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs officially released the injury report for Friday’s game vs. the Denver Nuggets, and it does not feature one notable name.

On Friday night, the San Antonio Spurs will return from a 10-day All-Star break to face the Denver Nuggets. It’s the latest part of the Rodeo Road Trip and the second-to-last game of this. The Pepsi Center in Denver, CO will host it.

Injuries continue to be part of the Silver and Black’s season, even though most of the roster appears to be healthy. Given the latest injury report, that is the case.

Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) was the only player listed on the injury report. With the recent mentions of him in the media, this should not be a surprise.

Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is out for tomorrow night’s Spurs-Nuggets game. pic.twitter.com/NG1o7DcZQ6

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 22, 2018

Leonard may not return for the rest of the season, so expect to see plenty of him in the remaining 22 injury reports. For now, it’s just him — a change from before the All-Star break.

For nearly two months, Rudy Gay was listed for right heel bursitis. Given his absence on the report, it indicates he will play vs. the Nuggets, barring a last-minute change.

As for Gay’s minutes, will San Antonio be cautious? If not, look for him to play the 20-25 minutes that were averaged before the injury, in a sixth-man role. This scoring can boost the team’s offense, which had its ruts over the past two months. How big of a difference will the 31-year old make, though?

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The Spurs and Nuggets will go head-to-head at 9:00 p.m. ET on FSSW and ALT.

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